Dental Bridges in Brandon, FL
Dental bridges have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. Today, dental bridges are still considered one of the most durable, conservative, and cost-effective options for bridging the gap between a missing tooth and surrounding teeth.
How do dental bridges work?
Dental bridges comprise of two anchoring teeth as well as a replacement tooth. Dental bridges help prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, improve chewing and speaking, and help keep your natural face shape intact.
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Types of dental bridges:
There are three types of dental bridges: 1) traditional dental bridges, 2) cantilever dental bridges, and 3) Maryland bridges.
- Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth, which is held in place by a post-like structure called a dental abutment.
- Cantilever dental bridges are used in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth.
- Maryland bridges are made of a specialized resin that is cemented to a metal framework and cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth.
Life with a dental bridge:
Brandon, FL Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last up to 10-15 years, sometimes longer. If a bridge is contemplated, always ask about the implant alternative. Usually, the implant is the more conservative, longest lasting, and the most natural replacement for a missing tooth. In the long run, it is usually the most economical as well.
Cost of a dental bridge
The cost of having custom dental bridge individually designed depends on a variety of factors but the typical bridge costs from $500 - $1500 per tooth. As with any significant dental procedure, it is imperative to check with your dental insurance provider to see how much of the procedure would be accepted under your insurance coverage.